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29 June 2017

We are delighted to announce the signing of Shay McCartan from Accrington Stanley for an undisclosed six-figure fee. The forward arrives at the Northern Commercials Stadium on a three-year deal.

The hugely talented 23 year-old made his full international debut for Northern Ireland at the start of the month, featuring in a 1-0 win against New Zealand.

McCartan enjoyed an impressive season for Stanley last season and scored 11 goals in Sky Bet League Two playing in a number 10 role, but he can play in a number of attacking positions.

With Glenavon as a youngster, Shay moved across the water to join Burnley's academy and he made a solitary appearance for the Clarets before joining Accrington Stanley in 2013 shortly after a loan stint at Hyde.

Shay's form led to him becoming a key figure in the Stanley side and the much sought after Irishman now becomes the latest addition to Stuart McCall's squad.

Shay has become somewhat of a free-kick and set-piece specialist in the past few seasons, scoring a number of spectacular goals from dead-ball situations, as well as a key provider from corners and free-kicks.

Our full interview with the new boy will soon be available to watch on iFollow Bantams.

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